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Baltimore Mayor Says City Will 'Look To' Removing Confederate Monuments

Days after New Orleans officials removed a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, the last of four Confederate monuments the city promised to take down, Baltimore’s mayor said she would look to follow “in the footsteps” of The Big Easy. In an interview with the Baltimore Sun, mayor Catherine Pugh said, “The city does want to remove these. Show More Summary

David Stern Recalls Failed Chris Paul To Lakers Trade; What Did The Former NBA Commissioner Say?

Does anyone remember the failed trade attempt between the then New Orleans Hornets and Los Angeles Lakers, which would have sent Chris Paul to the Lakers? Former NBA commissioner David Stein does. And you will not believe what he has to say about the three-team deal (courtesy of the New York Times) that he and the NBA front office shot down. Show More Summary

Defining “Context” in the Context of Confederate Monuments

If you haven’t done so already, I highly recommend watching the panel discussion about New Orleans and Confederate monuments that I took part in on Al Jazeera this past week. […]

New Orleans’s First Full-Scale City-Assisted Evacuation Exercise Held

NOHSEP hosted the first full-scale exercise of the City Assisted Evacuation system at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Wednesday. This post New Orleans’s First Full-Scale City-Assisted Evacuation Exercise Held appeared first on Shooting Sports News.

Louisiana’s Cancer Alley Residents Push Back Against Industrial Polluters

A group of residents in St. Gabriel, a suburb of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is no stranger to industrial pollution. The small town is on the banks of the Mississippi River in a stretch of land between New Orleans and Baton Rouge containing more than 100 petrochemical factories. Show More Summary

SFO getting more flights to New Orleans

The new service to New Orleans marks the city’s rebound from both 2005’s Hurricane Katrina and the more recent economic recession that depressed tourism. There’s plenty of time for a last fling in the French Quarter — return flights leave at 11:40 p.m. Show More Summary

Don’t bet against Adrian Peterson’s comeback with Saints

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Bell: Veteran running back adds juice to Sean Payton’s creative flow in New Orleans        

Full Interview: Mitch Landrieu On Removing Confederate Monuments

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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu discusses his decision to remove Confederate monuments from the city in an exclusive interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd.

New Orleans Principal Fired After Video Captures Him Wearing Nazi-Associated Rings

A charter school principal in New Orleans has lost his job after video surfaced of him appearing to wear Nazi-associated rings. The video, which appeared Thursday, shows then-Principal Nicholas Dean of Crescent Leadership Academy holding...Show More Summary

Mayor’s Unflinching Honesty About Confederate Monuments Gives Me Hope

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu eloquently summarizes our country’s history of diversity. I’ve rarely been so moved by a political speech. If you haven’t heard it, don’t miss it. I refer to the speech on May 19 by Mitch Landrieu, mayor of New Orleans. Show More Summary

NOLA Mayor: Monuments ‘Signs of Oppression for 67% of My City'

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu explains his decision to remove Confederate monuments from the city in an interview to air Sunday on Meet the Press.

Doing The Right Thing Shouldn’t Be This Remarkable

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu stood up last week and delivered a moving, bracingly honest speech to explain why he removed four Confederate monuments from his city. “You elected me to do the right thing, and this is what it looks like,” Landrieu told the crowd gathered at New Orleans’ former city hall. Show More Summary

Superdome renovations could be coming

With more and more NFL teams getting bigger and better and fancier stadiums, the Saints could end up renovating their current home of 42 years. Via Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, a $422,000 study has been commissioned to determine potential upgrades to the Superdome. The six-month project will result in a master plan/wish…

Confessions of a Confederate great-great-grandson

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I can’t help but stare at my great-great-grandfather’s picture and wonder what he might think as monuments to the Confederacy come down in New Orleans.        

Let’s talk about Confederate monuments.

They're going down. Some of them are, anyway. But they're not going down without a fight from the heritage-not-hate devotees of the tributes to the fight to preserve slavery and white supremacy. New Orleans has taken down statues honoring Confederate generals and leaders, and Charlottesville has voted to do the same. Show More Summary

The 15 Essential New Orleans Breakfasts Spots

After all, it’s the most important meal of the day New Orleanians love nothing more than lingering at breakfast, enjoying conversation and sometimes cocktails during the most important meal of the day. For that reason, there are a lot...Show More Summary

Introduction: 2 Moms, a Baby, and 1,624 Miles

Introduction: 2 Moms, a Baby, and 1,624 Miles (this post) Exploring Louisiana’s Creole Nature Trail One Fine Monday in the Big Easy Review: Hotel St. Marie, New Orleans Review: Phoenix All Suites Hotel, Gulf Shores, Alabama Sun, Sand, and Seafood on the Redneck Riviera Back in Time: The Historic Homes of St. Show More Summary

New Orleans alternative school principal fired over participation in monument protests, Nazi rings

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The principal of an alternative charter school in New Orleans has been fired after video surfaced of him wearing rings associated with white nationalists and the Nazi movement. Read mores | Linking Blogs | Comments

LA: RTA Says Future of Algiers Point Terminal Will be Left to Residents, Hopes for Private Investment

The future of the Algiers Point ferry terminal is wide open, New Orleans transit officials said Wednesday, hoping to underscore their commitment to letting community input guide any future plans for the structure.

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